Hi! I've been reading the Baldur's Gate forums for a while, and I really enjoy the community here. You guys are great.
I have beaten Baldur's Gate 1 twice so far, I'm in the middle of a third playthrough, but I decided to do the playthrough after that will be a full custom party that I would hopefully take to the end of Throne of Bhaal. I was wondering if you could critique my party makeup. We have here:
Dwarf Priest of Lathander
The only party members I'm dead set on using here are the Cleric/Ranger, the Sorcerer, and the Halfling Fighter.
With the Cleric/Ranger, I actually rolled a 100, so I decided that he will be main character. The Sorcerer is based off a pen and paper D&D character I played once, and I rolled a 97, which is funny because a Sorcerer probably doesn't need that kind of stats, so I'm using him for spellcasting. The Halfling Fighter will be my archer. I'm not so concerned about his 17 Strength for now, because he's entertaining. (He also dual weilds katanas for comedy value.)
The other three members of the party I am not so sold on. I am worried about spell casting redundancy between the Priest of Lathander and the Cleric/Ranger. Would this be needed or should I go with another class for this party slot? I'm worried that the Skald will be boring, since all it seems she would do is just sing while the rest of the party wrecks stuff. The Fighter/Thief I am kinda just meh on, but I really want to accomplish the expansion dungeon and hit level cap.
Soooo, my main concern is how well this party would hold up if I transfered them over into Baldur's Gate 2! I played Baldur's Gate 2 only once before when it came out, and got decimated repeatedly and brutally at the part of the game about halfway in that is a brick wall for noobs. I have no first hand experience what comes after that point.
Anyways, yeah, any help would be greatly appreciated, and I want to say that these forums are an incredible wealth of info and strategy. Thanks!